National energy exhibition
The Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority has planned to host a
national energy exhibition themed " Vidulka Energy Week" from August
03-08 at the BMICH, Colombo.
The main objective of the exhibition is to educate people on energy
conservation and to function as a focal point to all stakeholders
including energy professionals, energy industries, academia, general
public and the student community.
According to SLSEA sources the exhibition is structured to have three
main components, namely,the national energy conservation awards, an
energy exhibition and five- day energy symposium.
The National Energy Efficiency Award will be presented by President
Mahinda Rajapaksa to industries and or commercial establishments that
have attained the highest level of energy conservation.
Fifteen awards will be presented to manufacturing, hotels ,
commercial , state sectors, office buildings and healthcare services.
The symposium has been structured based on five sub-themes, one of
which would be on presentations by schoolchildren. Other themes would be
energy management, renewable energy and green energy, presentation of
research papers and for energy efficient lighting practices.
Commenting on the present energy crisis faced by the Ceylon
Electricity Board, Power and Energy Minister Partali Champika Ranawaka
said more power generation projects are not needed for the country if
people will adopt proper energy conservation measures directed by SLSEA.
A wide awareness program will be carried out through out the country
to adopt energy conservation measures at school and domestic level.
Energy conservation had already been added to the school science
syllabus in secondary schools , Minister Ranawaka said.
He said that direct power disconnection will be made directly against
Government hospitals and institutions related to national security in
future without considering their financial difficulties.